Sometimes you just need the perfect updo. Maybe you’ve got a big event coming up at work, or are looking forward to a hot date. Perhaps you’re just headed to a wedding and want to do your hair on the cheap, or are slated to hit Broadway with your family. Whatever the case, you want a hairstyle that does justice to the occasion.
The messy bun may just be that style. Although you might associate it with rolling out of bed or hitting the gym, the messy bun is a very versatile. Need proof? How about Katharine McPhee, JLo or Vanessa Hudgens, all of whom rocked this do on the red carpet. Well, you can too. Here’s how.
Braid Your Crown
You can either braid a section of hair toward the front, or French braid hair along your crown. Then pull the remainder into a loosely done-up bun with stray strands.
Casual Bun with Backswept Bangs
One of the easiest and prettiest ways to wear a messy bun is simply to sweep all the hair back off your forehead and pull it into a bun with a few loose tendrils. If you have short bangs, you can pin them back on their own or with a small bumpit. This works especially well for curly and African American hair.
Use a topknot roller for this style, then pull out a few strands and tease them. By the way, this is a great style for Halloween if you’re playing the Bride of Frankenstein or a witch. Or you can make like this model and just throw a giant spider up there.
See? Getting red carpet hair isn’t hard with these easily updated and versatile go-to style. Next time you’re stuck for glam, try these approaches to get out of the jam.